People ask me all the time about how I get my protein without eggs, meat and cheese. I just had this question today in clinic. In America, we are fixated with our protein sources. There is plenty of protein in beans and lentils that I promise you. You do not need animal products to get energy. You will actually find that without the animal products, you will likely feel lighter. I find that it is sugars and processed foods that make most people low in energy. It creates the ups and downs in sugar levels that lead that to that post lunch drowsiness. I dont get that!
Meat and eggs have been shown to go into the gut where the gut produces TMAO. This is a substance that has been shown to increase plaque in the heart arteries and increase bad heart outcomes. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1109400
Some of the best athletes in the world don’t eat meat, dairy or eggs. I am the strongest I have ever been without these things!